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Old 11-17-2009, 07:20 AM
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The cost of living in Pueblo seems to be low. Now, I'm aware that Pueblo is probably not the "Colorado Landscape" that most non-Coloradans think of when they think of your state. Is Pueblo the last very-affordable place in CO? Or are there other pockets like that?
What would the main "industry" in the Pueblo area be?
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Pueblo is a very blue-collar, gritty town. Its roots are very industrial compared to a lot of other places along the Front Range. For most of the city's life, the former CF&I steel mill has been one of the biggest employers.

There are some areas of striking beauty around Pueblo but the city itself I wouldn't call postcard pretty.

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Old 11-17-2009, 08:58 AM
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Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Anything east of Pueblo is going to be affordable as well, as well as some scattered towns throughout the mountains and Western Slope, but good luck finding employment.

Pueblo is not crammed right up against the mountains like Colorado Springs, but you can usually see them. It isn't any further away than the easternmost suburbs of Denver, and getting to the mountains would certainly be less subject to traffic there.
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Pueblo use to be the steel city and in many ways we still are, however, we are now having a renaissance as alternative energy companies are looking to move here. Vesta's is currently building the worlds largest wind tower plant, and large energy companies are looking to start a energy park east of town called the Colorado Energy Park. Not to mention a possible new tech park north of town could be devloped called Pueblo Springs Tech Park and our downtown has much going on with the Riverwalk. This was in Sunday's paper on the latest project that will cost more then $55 million dollars:

"Projects would include an expanded convention center, a second hotel at the convention center, an aquatics center, several new mixed-used buildings and a parking garage, among other additions."

The link: http://www.chieftain.com/articles/2009/11/15/business/local/doc4aff513a388a6757470844.txt

Colorado State University - Pueblo is, also, the fastest growing university in the state. I would say the next decade looks very good for this city.

As far as affordability that is true and Pueblo has to be the largest city in Colorado to be affordable. You can go south east if you like smaller towns as they are very nice and affordable as well.

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Old 11-17-2009, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I'm sure you'll find this in other "garden spots" located a bit farther from the mountains such as La Junta and Fort Morgan.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:17 AM
 
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There are plenty of places as affordable or more affordable than Pueblo within the state of CO. But I can say with much certainty that Pueblo is significantly LARGER and CLOSER to the mountains than any other town in its price range.
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Agreed!
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:46 AM
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thanks for the pleasant, thought-out replies. I assume that the general rule is "it gets less expensive the further from the mountains you are".
Is there still (or was there ever?) oilfield work along the front range?
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:34 PM
 
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I assume that the general rule is "it gets less expensive the further from the mountains you are".
As a general rule, yes. But it could also be cheap in a remote mountain town with no immediate access to ski resorts or any other major attraction or industry.
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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As a general rule, yes. But it could also be cheap in a remote mountain town with no immediate access to ski resorts or any other major attraction or industry.
Good point then if/ when Pueblo does grow it will become more expensive to live here then some places by the mountains.
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